Shah Rukh Khan son Aryan in custody after Mumbai cruise drug raid

Aryan Khan, Arbaz Seth Merchant, and Munmun Dhamecha, has been arrested in connection with the Mumbai cruise party raid in India.

They have been remanded to the custody of the Indian Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) till October 7.

Satish Maneshinde, the lawyer, arguing in defence of Shahrukh Khan's son, Aryan Khan said in the Court, "Accused number 1, Aryan Khan was invited for the cruise party. However, he did not have a boarding pass. He didn't have any seats or a cabin there. Secondly, according to the seizure, nothing has been found in his possession. He is arrested only based on chats."

As per the NCB, three persons have been booked under Section 8C, 20b, 27 (Punishment for consumption of any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance) and 35 (Presumption of culpable mental state) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS Act).

Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Seth Merchant, and Munmun Dhamecha, detained in connection with the raid at a party at a cruise off the Mumbai coast, were taken for medical examination by the NCB on October 4.

On a late evening of October 2, an NCB team busted an alleged drugs party on the Cordelia Cruise ship, which was on its way to Goa at mid-sea. Eight persons were detained for questioning by the NCB allegedly in connection with the drug seizure on the cruise ship, according to NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede.

"Eight persons -- Aryaan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker, Gomit Chopra are being questioned in connection with the raid at an alleged rave party at a cruise off Mumbai coast," Sameer Wankhede had earlier said.

A drug supplier has been taken into custody by the NCB following a series of raids in Bandra, Andheri, and Lokhandwala, late on the intervening night of October 3 and October 4.


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